Thomas Nowak

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BACKGROUND Yeast pyruvate kinase (PK) catalyzes the final step in glycolysis. The enzyme therefore represents an important control point and is allosterically activated by fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (FBP). In mammals the enzyme is found as four different isozymes with different regulatory properties: two of these isozymes are produced by alternate splicing.(More)
Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase has been purified from homogenates of Ascaris suum muscle strips to apparent homogeneity as determined by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The purification is a three-step procedure which yields pure enzyme in milligram quantities with good yield. The subunit molecular weight of the Ascaris enzyme(More)
In this paper, we investigate the approximate consensus problem in highly dynamic networks in which topology may change continually and unpredictably. We prove that in both synchronous and partially synchronous systems, approximate consensus is solvable if and only if the communication graph in each round has a rooted spanning tree, i.e., there is a(More)
This mini review is primarily concerned with the monovalent and divalent cation activation of pyruvate kinase. All preparations of pyruvate kinase from vertebrate tissue which have been examined require monovalent cations such as K+ for catalysis. However, several microbial preparations are not activated by monovalent cations. In fact,E. coli synthesizes(More)
BACKGROUND The viral safety of human plasma products is based on the careful selection of donors and donations and the removal and inactivation of human pathogenic viruses that could potentially contaminate human plasma. For the analysis of the final products for potential virus contamination, the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been proposed. To(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanism for clearing the cervical spine in patients with altered mental status remains controversial. Recommendations have ranged from removal of the cervical collar after 24 hours in patients with normal radiographs, to indefinite immobilization in a cervical collar, and recently cervical flexion-extension examinations using dynamic(More)
The enzyme phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase has been purified from chicken liver mitochondria. This purification includes a pseudo-affinity column step utilizing Sepharose 4B-blue dextran which binds the enzyme. The enzyme elutes with ITP to yield protein which is greater than 98% pure. The enzyme has Mr = 75,400 +/- 200 estimated by high speed(More)